Funding by the Federal Government

Funding

€2.9 billion in additional funding
(as of September 2022)

German Centres of Excellence for AI Research

Research

Nationwide network of 6 German Centres of Excellence for AI Research

Publications and citations

Research

6,732 published scientific articles (2021)

Professorships established by Federal Government

Research | Skills

100 additional professorships on AI established (since 2019); 33 of them appointed from abroad
(as of May 2022)

AI Monitoring: Describing the state of Artifical Intelligence in Germany

What is the state of research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Germany? To what extent is the transfer of AI technologies from science to application in economy successful? Where are AI competencies being developed and how widespread are they among the population? The AI Monitoring of Plattform Lernende Systeme provides key figures on the status quo and on the potential for further development of AI research and transfer in Germany.

Junior Research Groups on AI

Reserach | Skills

56 Junior Research Groups for increased support of young scientists (as of December 2022)

Grant programs for SMEs

Transfer

44 public programs to promote AI in SMEs
(as of December 2022)

AI patents

Transfer

766 AI patents were newly filed by scientists from Germany in 2019

Learning opportunities at high schools

Skills

Mandatory or optional Computer Science classes in 11 federal states (as of 2022)

Study programs related to AI

Skills

204 study programs with AI focus 168 study programs with Data Science focus
(as of December 2022)

AI startups

Transfer

313 AI startups founded (in the past 10 years) $1.98 billion in private investment (2021)

Publicly funded Transfer Hubs

Transfer

110 publicly funded Transfer Hubs on AI
(as of 2022)

Professionals' AI skills

Skills

3.6% of employees have AI skills or are professionally involved with AI (as of 2021)